By: Elizabeth M Young
The Gulf of Mexico has surface and deep currents. The surface currents are considered to be shallower than 500 meters. At 200 meters or less, the wind is considered to be the cause. Deeper, the relationship between the water and the Earth's rotation is involved...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Northeastern Gulf of Mexico is on the minds of billions throughout the world right now due to the biggest environmental disaster in US history. Now that it is about to be damaged for the foreseeable future and beyond, there is interest in describing the...
By: Allan Taylor
Citrine is the transparent yellow to orange colored variety of quartz, deriving its name from the Latin, or French “citron” meaning lemon. A better color analogy is with that delightful apertif “sherry”, ranging from fino, Amontillado through to Oloroso. Citrine is found in...
Best practices for surviving a hurricane
By: A. Saafir
Hurricanes are known as “the greatest storms on Earth”. They can create tremendous amounts of damage to towns and cities as well as cause the loss of human life. It is important to be prepared ahead of time, especially when living in areas traditionally...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Desertification, mostly from anthropogenic causes, has been of monumental proportions in China. The estimates are that the vast amounts of desertification are producing dust storms that can cover the capital, Beijing, within a few years. Currently, the Spring monsoons create dust storms that attack Beijing...
By: Lenna Gonya
Some people think of lightning as beautiful and exciting. Nature’s fireworks display can be brilliant, and certainly noisy, but some forms are also extremely dangerous.1. Cloud to ground lightning is the form of lightening that is one of the most spectacular and the...
Book reviews: Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
By: Sinan Kahya
The book is written by a professional writer, not by a scientist. Since the author knows how to explain things plainly and in a detailed way, it makes this book much more fun than other science books. There are lot of jokes and funny examples...
Best practices for surviving a hurricane
By: Judith Willson
Hurricanes can be devastating and some places experience them every year. Surviving a hurricane requires some preparation and following simple safety instructions while it sweeps through. Preparation If your area is likely to be hit during the hurricane season then preparation should be done well...
What is the Saffir-Simpson Scale?
By: A. Saafir
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a standard scale used to rate the intensity and severity of storms that have already reached the level of hurricane. It is used in the United States. This scale measures the damage that is caused by hurricanes, categorizing it from...
By: A. Saafir
A thunderstorms is a fairly common weather phenomenon that can develop anytime of the year, but occur most frequently during warm, humid weather. According to H. Michael Mogil, author of Extreme Weather, as many as 100,000 thunderstorms occur in the United States annually. Anyone...

 

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